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About the Humanitarian Response Forum (HRF)

The Humanitarian Response Forum (HRF) was established in 2011 in response to the demand for increased coordination between development partners to address the demands of humanitarian disasters, primarily floods and drought. The objective of the HRF is to ensure sound coordination and communication on emergency preparedness, and humanitarian response in Cambodia between the United Nations (UN), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), and international organizations (IOs). The HRF works in close collaboration with the Government, most notably the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), to facilitate a coordinated and effective approach in support of people affected by humanitarian crises.

Following the floods response in 2011 and 2013, humanitarian partners have conducted after actions reviews/lessons learned workshops in which one of the key priorities identified has been the need for stronger and more comprehensive preparedness, particularly at sectorial level. The development and regular update of an HRF Contingency Plan (HRF CP) contributes to a more comprehensive preparedness among UN, INGOs and IOs engaged in humanitarian action in Cambodia.

HRF Contingency Plan in Brief

The HRF Contingency Plan structure is similar to the National Contingency Plan (NCP) one, organised into a common part applicable to all sectors and subsequently into six sectors, namely food security and nutrition (FSN); water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); shelter; healtheducation and protection. The HRF Contingency Plan will focus on natural disasters, while man-made disasters such as conflict or political unrest will be addressed by organisations with a specific mandate. The HRF Contingency Plan is addressed at HRF participant organisations and it has been developed by them in partnership with representatives from NCDM and the CRC, considering the NCP and sectorial national plans as key plans for the response. It is aimed at complementing the NCP and sectorial plans, and at strengthening HRF participant organisations collective preparedness. It can be used as a resource by individual organisations for the development of their own preparedness and response plans. 

Sector Co-Leads

Sector CO-Leads
WASH UNICEF, World Vision
Shelter IOM, PIN
Health WHO, CRS
Education UNICEF, Save the Children
Protection UNICEF, Save the ChildrenWorld VisionOHCHR, UNFPA

Information Management

All HRF's 4Ws (Who is doing what, where, and when) platforms in Cambodia can be accessed below.
COVID-19 Response (2021)
Flood Preparedness (2021)
Flood Response (2021)
Response for Returning Migrants (2021)
Flood Response (2020)

Interactive Maps and Data

Interactive maps and data on weather forecasts and climate-related risks can be accessed via the following sites.

ADAM Automatic Disaster Analysis & Mapping: Automated alert system providing near real-time information on disasters to enhance immediate humanitarian response.

The Platform for Real-time Impact and Situation Monitoring (PRISM): Assessing the potential risk and impact of climate hazards on the most vulnerable communities in Cambodia. 

MOWRAM's Weather Forcast: Weather monitoring in Cambodia.

UN Cambodia Reports Dashboard: Statistical overview of data and reports through multiple thematic and explorative dashboards in Cambodia.

Seasonal Explorer: Rainfall and vegetation visualizations in Cambodia.

Dataviz: Data visualisation portal incorporating Hunger Hub, Seasonal Explorer, Economic Explorer, Interactive Reports and Thematic Dashboards.

MRC's Near Real-time Hydrometeorological Monitoring: Providing near real-time water level information across water stations along the Mekong River.

Ventusky: Displaying the development of pressure, wind, cloud cover, precipitation, and temperature.

JMA's Tropical Cyclone Information: Providing information on tropical cyclones in the western North Pacific and the South China Sea.



HRF secretariat
HRF secretariat focal point
Otdam Hor

Schedules and Events in 2022

Previous events:
  1. HRF Annual Meeting | 28 January 2022, 2-5 pm
  2. Coordination Meeting between NCDM and Humanitarian Partners (CRC, HRF, JAG, CHF/PPC, FASMEC) | 21 February 2022
  3. HRF Intersectoral Meeting | 23 March 2022 2-4 pm
  4. HRF Intersectoral Meeting | 27 April 2022, 2-4 pm
  5. HRF Foresight Exercise: 'Horizon Scanning' online survey | 12-23 May 2022
  6. HRF Foresight Exercise: Workshop 1 on 'Future Risk Landscape' | 27 May 2022, 9-11:30 am
  7. HRF Foresight Exercise: Workshop 2 on 'Anticipatory Actions' | 10 June 2022, 9 am - 12 pm
  8. HRF Intersectoral and All-member Meeting | 22 June 2022, 2-4 pm
  9. HRF Intersectoral Meeting | 20 July 2022, 2-4 pm
Upcoming events:
  1. HRF Intersectoral and All-member Meeting | 24 August 2022, 2-4 pm
  2. HRF Intersectoral Meeting | 21 September 2022, 2-4 pm
  3. HRF Intersectoral Meeting | 19 October 2022, 2-4 pm
  4. HRF Intersectoral and All-member meeting | 23 November 2022, 2-4 pm